A Survey of the Literature on Environmental Innovation Based on Main Path Analysis

28 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2016

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Nicolò Barbieri

University of Ferrara

Claudia Ghisetti

University of Ferrara - Department of Economics and Management

Marianna Gilli

University of Ferrara

Giovanni Marin

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS); Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE)

Francesco Nicolli

University of Ferrara

Date Written: July 2016

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on environmental innovation (EI) and systematizes it by means of an original methodology identifying the main directions in which the literature on EI has developed over time. In order to do so, two algorithms are adopted and used to analyse a citation network of journal articles and books. The main path analysis reveals that this literature revolves around the following topics: i) determinants of EI; ii) economic effects of EI; iii) environmental effects of EI and iv) policy inducement of EI. Each of these topics is discussed and implications from the main findings as well as possible future research extensions are outlined.

Keywords: Citation network analysis, Environmental innovations, Green technologies, Main path analysis

Suggested Citation

Barbieri, Nicolò and Ghisetti, Claudia and Gilli, Marianna and Marin, Giovanni and Nicolli, Francesco, A Survey of the Literature on Environmental Innovation Based on Main Path Analysis (July 2016). Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 596-623, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791815 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12149

Nicolò Barbieri

University of Ferrara

Via del Gregorio 13
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Claudia Ghisetti

University of Ferrara - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

C.so Ercole I° d'Este 37
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Marianna Gilli

University of Ferrara

Via del Gregorio 13
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Giovanni Marin (Contact Author)

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS) ( email )

Via Avogadro 8
10121 Torino
Italy

Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE) ( email )

69 Quai d'Orsay
Paris 75004
France

Francesco Nicolli

University of Ferrara ( email )

C.so Ercole I° d'Este 37
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

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